History TearJerker / Lost

15th May '16 12:17:59 PM Javertshark13
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** Especially the flashback where she sees her healthy sister and nephew for the first [[spoiler: and last]] time
** Locke's reaction - just him, pounding at the Hatch, betrayed that what he thought made him special led to Boone's death.

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** Especially the flashback where she sees her healthy sister and nephew for the first [[spoiler: and last]] time
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Locke's reaction - just to [[spoiler: Boone's death]]-just him, pounding at the Hatch, betrayed that what he thought made him special led to Boone's death.



* The flashforward in "Through The Looking Glass" in Season 3 when we see how bad things have gotten for Jack. He is a broken, desolate alcoholic who wants nothing more than to die or get back to the island. Special mention goes to the scenes when he is in the hospital and insists that his father is still alive before leaving. The final scene when he tells Kate how he flies constantly and hopes to crash so he can get back is just heartbreaking.
** [[RewatchBonus Re-watching this episode]] is far more painful once season five suggests that [[spoiler: John Locke's]] suicide is what caused Jack to hit his DespairEventHorizon. [[spoiler: For years, the men battled each other's wits on how the island has affected their lives. Jack stubbornly clung to his beliefs on science and logic, despite him losing his grip on hard reality. Locke kept fighting for the island, even though everyone's telling him how deluded he has become. Both men don't want to admit their failings to the other, even though they're both at their darkest moments. Then Jack hears about Locke hanging himself. Jack was already troubled beforehand, but with the knowledge that he may have driven Locke to kill himself, he was wracked with guilt and regret. When even a man of faith has lost all hope, who could Jack turn to for help? Absolutely no one. Jack now realized that even though he defeated his greatest rival, he also lost his best friend, and it's now too late to admit that he was wrong]]. It's heart wrenching to see how much Jack misses the guy.



*** What's going to happen post-The End [[spoiler: when she remembers how she died, and suddenly Dr. Linus doesn't seem like such a great figure after all? And how will Rousseau react?]]

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*** What's going to happen post-The End [[spoiler: when she she's e remembers how she died, and suddenly Dr. Linus doesn't seem like such a great figure after all? And how will Rousseau react?]]
15th May '16 12:10:02 PM Javertshark13
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** Worst of all, [[spoiler: many of them don't listen to him- they try to get onto the boat anyway]].
** His "Greatest Hits" list. "The night I met you." And [[spoiler: Claire never gets the list!]]



** What really got me was the fact that even though Desmond knew that [[spoiler:saving Charlie's life again would just disrupt the course of events in his visions and possibly prevent Penny's supposed boat coming to save them, he ''still'' grabs the fire extinguisher and tries desperately to break through the window to get to him.]]

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** What really got me was the The fact that even though Desmond knew that [[spoiler:saving Charlie's life again would just disrupt the course of events in his visions and possibly prevent Penny's supposed boat coming to save them, he ''still'' grabs the fire extinguisher and tries desperately to break through the window to get to him.]]
15th May '16 12:06:04 PM Javertshark13
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* While it isn't easy to feel sorry for Ben, [[spoiler: having Keamy executing his daughter right in front of him]] is heart-rending, if not just for the horrified look on Ben's face.
** And the way he just broke off his sentence and then stood at the window as everyone around him tried to work out an escape plan? Pure ''pain''. [[spoiler: Even though it endangers those on the freighter, it's enormously cathartic watching Ben's savage attack on Keamy a few episodes later.]]
*** [[spoiler: The worst part is that the last thing she heard was Ben saying that she was a pawn, that she didn't matter, that he could go ahead an ki--and then Keamy shoots.]]
**** What's going to happen post-The End [[spoiler: when she remembers how she died, and suddenly Dr. Linus doesn't seem like such a great figure after all? And how will Rousseau react?]]
** The scene where the smoke monster surrounds Ben and replays the aforementioned scene to him was particularly saddening.
* While it being hard to feel sorry for Ben is an accurate statement, what Ben said to [[spoiler: Jacob]] in the season five finale was incredibly heartbreaking. For the last few episodes Ben has seemed to have been reduced to a shred of his former self as he's been ousted as leader of the Others by Locke, has been forced to rewatch his daughter being murdered, and has finally come to realize how much hell he's been put through on Jacob's account. It's especially tragic when you realize that Ben's desperate need to be special is what makes him similar to Locke, and his willingness to blindly believe in Jacob's orders. One can't help but notice the religious paralells, recalling what Ben said earlier in the season about Thomas the Apostle and about believing even though you can't see it for yourself. So when Ben finally gets to confront [[spoiler: Jacob]], you see a doubting Thomas confronting a seemingly indifferent God. Michael Emerson makes Ben come across a bit like the selfish bastard he is here, but at the same time has you feeling pity for him.
--->So now, after all this time, you've decided to stop ignoring me. Thirty five years I've lived on this island, and all I ever heard was your name, over and over...Richard would bring me your instructions, all those slips of paper, all those lists...and I never questioned anything. I did as I was told. But when I dared to ask to see you myself, I was told, ''you have to wait, you have to be patient''. But when he [Locke] asks to see you, he gets marched up here as if he was Moses...So why him? ''What was it that was so wrong with me? '''What about me?!'''''
** Made even more Tear Jearking by [[spoiler:Jacob's]] reply:
-->"What ''about'' you?"
8th Dec '15 8:26:39 AM Kuruni
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* God damn ''Series/{{Lost}}'' and its goddamn AnyoneCanDie policy. This troper's already in [[HesJustHiding "Sirius Denial"]] over [[spoiler:Rousseau. And then they go and kill Alex too!]]
* This troper desperately tried to hold in his ManlyTears at the end of "Ji Yeon." He failed. The fact that the ending was a major MindScrew just made the whole thing that much more ''outlandishly cruel.''



** This troper found it even more of a tearjerker that after all that, [[spoiler: many of them didn't listen to him- they tried to get onto the ship anyway.]]



** The part that made this troper cry hardest of all was [[spoiler: when he was writing his "Greatest Hits", and the best moment of his entire life was the night he met Claire...]] Oh GOD. SOBBING. This troper is still furious that [[spoiler: Desmond never gave the note to Claire.]]



* ''Lost'' tearjerkers don't have to involve character deaths. For this troper, the main TearJerker moment in the whole series was "The Constant", when Desmond & Penny finally manage to speak to each other over the satellite phone after three years of Desmond being missing. And they only have a limited time to talk, and in the end just say "I love you" as much as they can. ''And it's [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Christmas Eve]]''. Brilliantly tearjerkeriffic.
** Also, keep in mind how long they went without speaking with one another before that phone call:
-->'''Desmond:''' Look, Penny, just give me your number, and, and I know I've ruined things, and I know you think things are over between us, but they're not. If there's any part of you that still believes in us, just give me your number.
-->'''Penny:''' And what's to say you won't call me tonight, or tomorrow?
-->'''Desmond:''' I won't call for ''eight'' years. December 24, 2004. Christmas eve. I promise.
** And then when the two of them [[spoiler: are finally reunited in the season finale.]] Buckets, man.
** AND [[spoiler: THEY NAMED THEIR SON CHARLIE. When they first said that, that one little word, the tears started pouring down my face. Desmond named his son CHARLIE. I can't even.]]
** Oh god, yes, but this troper cried more when [[spoiler: Ben went after Penny in Dead is Dead. I was so, so convinced she was going to die, especially since they set you up and earlier in the episode Ben says he wants to sincerely apologize to Desmond, and I was screaming and crying, and then li'l Charlie came out and Penny was saying, "Don't hurt my son", and BAM. Desmond knocked him down and kicked his ass, and then I was screaming with joy.]] I was so, so, so, SO relieved. But the dread I felt before that was just awful.
* Not a death, but something that gets this troper every time: In the S1 finale, [[spoiler: Everyone left on the beach gathers to see off the raft as Michael, Walt, Sawyer and Jin sail off in search of rescue. Beforehand, Walt gives his dog, Vincent, to Shannon, telling her that Vincent helped him when his mom died ("He's a good listener"), and that maybe he can help her with Boone's death. The raft then sails off, the music swelling, Kate gone before Sawyer had a chance to say goodbye, Jin leaving Sun behind on the beach just after they begun to reconcile their marriage, and -- somehow how the saddest of all for this troper--Vincent swims after it, prompting Walt to call out, "Go back, Vincent! Go back!" until he eventually turns around. ]]



** Juliet's relationship with Jack made this troper stop watching the series, because they had this amazing connection--they trusted and understood each other just instinctively without even knowing why, and then after a full season build-up of Jacket and Skate, in one episode it's all pretty much meaningless
*** This troper agrees, it was really a disservice to stick her and Sawyer in a relationship just for convenience, and similarly put Jack and Kate together and try to pass them off as soulmates when they NEVER managed to have a successful relationship in life
* Recently rewatched "Do No Harm," in which the Losties simultaneously mourn Boone's death and celebrate Aaron's birth. ''Sobbed.''
** This troper finally convinced one of her friends to watch the show ''that day''. Said friend called her in a towering rage that she had suckered her in with such a devastating episode. Troper was bawling too hard to reply.



** The scene when Sun is trying to talk with Jin after he [[spoiler:finds out that she can speak English]] always gets this Troper. Hearing her sadness and desperation in Korean was enough, but when she said, "I was going to leave you," I'm done.



* The only moment in the series that got this troper? [[spoiler:"I don't understand."]]



* While it isn't easy to feel sorry for Ben, [[spoiler: having Keamy executing his daughter right in front of him]] sends a shiver down this tropers spine, if not just for the horrified look on Ben's face
** And the way he just broke off his sentence and then stood at the window as everyone around him tried to work out an escape plan? Pure ''pain''. It's a credit to Michael Emerson's performance that his later [[spoiler: savage attack on Keamy as he screamed, "You killed my daughter!"]] felt totally justified to this troper. She honestly didn't care at the time if everyone [[spoiler: on that freighter died, as long as Ben got to shank that son of a bitch.]]
** At the time that this happened, this troper could care less about Ben, but the fact that [[spoiler: Alex was killed like that was HORRIFYING. I sat there going, "She's not going to die. She can't die. OH SHIT THIS IS LOST YES SHE CAN. *is shot*"]] Cue BAWLING and chucking my remote at the wall.
*** [[spoiler: The worst part, for me, is that the last thing she heard was saying that she was a pawn, that she didn't matter, that he could go ahead an ki--and then Keamy shoots.]]
**** Oh god you just gave me a bit of FridgeHorror. What's going to happen post-The End [[spoiler: when she remembers how she died, and suddenly Dr. Linus doesn't seem like such a great figure after all? And how will Rousseau react?]]
** The scene where the smoke monster surrounds Ben and replays the aforementioned scene to him was particularly saddening. This troper was mortified to discover that, after the episode, all anyone could discuss regarding this scene was whether or not the smoke monster's CGI had dropped in quality.

* While it being hard to feel sorry for Ben is an accurate statement, for this troper, what Ben said to [[spoiler: Jacob]] in the season five finale was incredibly heartbreaking. For the last few episodes Ben has seemed to have been reduced to a shred of his former self as he's been ousted as leader of the Others by Locke, has been forced to rewatch his daughter being murdered, and has finally come to realize how much hell he's been put through on Jacob's account. It's especially tragic when you realize that Ben's desperate need to be special is what makes him similar to Locke, and his willingness to blindly believe in Jacob's orders. This troper couldn't help but notice the religious paralells, recalling what Ben said earlier in the season about Thomas the Apostle and about believing even though you can't see it for yourself. So when Ben finally gets to confront [[spoiler: Jacob]], this troper can't help but see a doubting Thomas confronting a seemingly indifferent God. That's some heavy stuff, man. He makes Ben come across a bit like the selfish bastard he is here, but at the same time had me feeling pity for him.
--->So now, after all this time, you've decided to stop ignoring me. Thirty five years I've lived on this island, and all I ever heard was your name, over and over...Richard would bring me your instructions, all those slips of paper, all those lists...and I never questioned anything. I did as I was told. But when I dared to ask to see you myself, I was told, ''you have to wait, you have to be patient''. But when he [Locke] asks to see you, he gets marched up here as if he was Moses...So why him? ''What was it that was so wrong with me? '''What about me?!'''''
** Made even more Tear Jearking by [[spoiler:Jacob's]] reply:
-->"What ''about'' you?"



** The ending of "Deus Ex Machina" (Locke crying in his car, cutting to Locke sobbing on the hatch) is still this troper's favorite emotional scene. Michael Giacchino's incredible score (titled "Locke'd Out Again") only increases the sadness tenfold.



* This troper sat listening to Nearly Home by Broken Records after hearing it in the preview for Everybody Loves Hugo. I thought about Hurley sitting between all of those crosses and then the tragedy of the song's words when applied to Lost hit me: Those people never got to go home. Saddest of all were the deaths of [[spoiler: Boone, Charlie, Michael, and Juliet,]] who sacrificed themselves to save the lives of people they had just met or in [[spoiler:Juliet]]'s case ''didn't even know''.



** To clarify just how powerful that scene was, let [[Tropers/{{Animenutcase}} this troper]] tell you a little about [[EmotionlessGirl her]][[TheStoic self]]: She never watched Lost prior to this season and still isn't caught up, but has seen all the spoilers. '''She bawled like a fucking baby'''.
** That scene was one of only three TV show scenes to ever make this Troper cry. The other two were [[spoiler: Juliet and Charlie's]] deaths.



** That little moment got worse for [[Tropers/{{Abracadavre}} this troper]] when he realized that after all of Jack's talking about dying alone, Vincent decides to [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming stay right next to him until the end so he won't have to]].]] It didn't help that said troper's dog died before that episode.
** It destroyed this troper. I am usually un-emotional and have maybe shed 4 tears total in my life, and I '''''bawled''''' at this part.



*** Even [[spoiler: Shannon and Sayid]] got me.
** THE ENTIRE FINALE. Granted, most of it was either full of [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]], [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome]], or just nightmarish, but the [[TearJerker Tear Jerkers]] just kept coming. [[spoiler:Near the very end in the alternate timeline when the Losties are in the church, reuniting with each other, and then Christian walks towards the door...this troper looked at his watch, knew that it was almost over- the whole series- and started tearing up....then the final heart-wrenching Jack scene as mentioned above happened, and this troper just broke down and started sobbing.]]
*** Strangely, the [[AbridgedSeries Untangled version]] of the finale made me tear up a little with the lyrics "And knowing what I know, I'm glad I'm/Stranded with strangers/Living through dangers/Together or alone/We're accident prone", combined with [[spoiler:scenes of everyone at the church]]. It was just so... [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming you know]]!
** [[spoiler: Charlie and Claire's]] long-awaited reunion in the finale made this troper sob harder than few other things in my life ever have. The expression that comes over [[spoiler: Charlie's]] face once he "remembers" feels so genuine, it manages to be absolutely heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. And ''then he'' starts crying?! Oh God, pass the tissues!
*** "Oh, Aaron!" Troper is tearing up RIGHT NOW. AT WORK.



** For this troper, it was Ben telling Hurley to "do what [he] does best: take care of people." Because it's ''true''! Hurley's heart is a wonderful thing.
** Hell, the freaking script is a tearjerker! From the final scene: [[spoiler: "The plane clears frame, finally free of the Island. Jack Shephard has done what he came to this place to do. He has found his purpose. He has found love, and been loved. He has finally found a way to love himself. The bamboo sways across the blue sky, and Jack Shephard's eye closes one final time. He is gone. The end."]]



* Eko's death was by far the most heartbreaking moment in the series in this tropers opinion; first we see him whisper his final words to Locke, which we don't get to hear, but then we see a flash of Eko and his brother Yemi as kids happily walking into the afterlife. This troper, who is male, was in tears by this....
** Also, the earlier scene when he finds his brother's body in the plane, he's crying and he takes the cross back. That's always heart-rending.
* Libby's death had this troper a blubbering mess! Her last words, "Michael. . .", and Jack misunderstands and assures her he's OK and she dies with a look of horror. Hugo crying over her dead body. Kate sobbing, then Sawyer goes over and holds her.



* The episode that always gets this troper is "Through The Looking Glass" in Season 3 when we see how bad things have gotten for Jack. He is a broken, desolate alcoholic who wants nothing more than to die or get back to the island. Special mention goes to the scenes when he is in the hospital and insists that his father is still alive before leaving. The final scene when he tells Kate how he flies constantly and hopes to crash so he can get back is just heartbreaking.
** [[RewatchBonus Re-watching this episode]] is far more painful once season five suggests that [[spoiler: John Locke's]] suicide is what caused Jack to hit his DespairEventHorizon. [[spoiler: For years, the men battled each other's wits on how the island has affected their lives. Jack stubbornly clung to his beliefs on science and logic, despite him losing his grip on hard reality. Locke kept fighting for the island, even though everyone's telling him how deluded he has become. Both men don't want to admit their failings to the other, even though they're both at their darkest moments. Then Jack hears about Locke hanging himself. Jack was already troubled beforehand, but with the knowledge that he may have driven Locke to kill himself, he was wracked with guilt and regret. When even a man of faith has lost all hope, who could Jack turn to for help? Absolutely no one. Jack now realized that even though he defeated his greatest rival, he also lost his best friend, and it's now too late to admit that he was wrong]]. It's heart wrenching to see how much Jack misses the guy.
* "If it helps, [[spoiler: Ben]], I forgive you." "It does help, more than I can say."

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* The episode that always gets this troper is "Through The Looking Glass" in Season 3 when we see how bad things have gotten for Jack. He is a broken, desolate alcoholic who wants nothing more than to die or get back to the island. Special mention goes to the scenes when he is in the hospital and insists that his father is still alive before leaving. The final scene when he tells Kate how he flies constantly and hopes to crash so he can get back is just heartbreaking.
** [[RewatchBonus Re-watching this episode]] is far more painful once season five suggests that [[spoiler: John Locke's]] suicide is what caused Jack to hit his DespairEventHorizon. [[spoiler: For years, the men battled each other's wits on how the island has affected their lives. Jack stubbornly clung to his beliefs on science and logic, despite him losing his grip on hard reality. Locke kept fighting for the island, even though everyone's telling him how deluded he has become. Both men don't want to admit their failings to the other, even though they're both at their darkest moments. Then Jack hears about Locke hanging himself. Jack was already troubled beforehand, but with the knowledge that he may have driven Locke to kill himself, he was wracked with guilt and regret. When even a man of faith has lost all hope, who could Jack turn to for help? Absolutely no one. Jack now realized that even though he defeated his greatest rival, he also lost his best friend, and it's now too late to admit that he was wrong]]. It's heart wrenching to see how much Jack misses the guy.
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%%* "If it helps, [[spoiler: Ben]], I forgive you." "It does help, more than I can say."
30th Aug '15 6:05:27 AM Winters15
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** Locke's reaction - just him, pounding at the Hatch, betrayed that what he thought made him special led to Boone's death.
29th Aug '15 8:37:37 PM Winters15
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--> ''Claire:'' "It's not gonna want me. It knows I didn't want it, that I was going to give it away - babies know that stuff!"

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--> ''Claire:'' '''Claire:''' "It's not gonna want me. It knows I didn't want it, that I was going to give it away - babies know that stuff!"
29th Aug '15 8:37:17 PM Winters15
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* John Locke's entire story is just one big tearjerker. Abandoned by his parents, raised in a string of lousy homes, bullied in school and constantly uncertain of his place in the world. Every time something good happens to him, it is taken away in the cruelest manner possible. Life never stops relenting from piling on the misery and yet he sticks around desperately clinging to the belief that he is destined for something greater, only to end up becoming a pawn for two more powerful people. It would be almost unbearable except for the finale which says that Locke really was special and finally allows him to be happy.

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* John Locke's entire story is just one big tearjerker. Abandoned by his parents, raised in a string of lousy homes, bullied in school and constantly uncertain of his place in the world. Every time something good happens to him, it is taken away in the cruelest manner possible. Life never stops relenting from piling on the misery and yet he sticks around desperately clinging to the belief that he is destined for something greater, only to end up becoming a pawn for two more powerful people. It would be almost unbearable except for the finale which says that Locke really was special and finally allows him to be happy.happy.
* Claire's terror at giving birth is more than just fear of, well, giving birth alone on an island.
--> ''Claire:'' "It's not gonna want me. It knows I didn't want it, that I was going to give it away - babies know that stuff!"
7th Jul '15 7:10:02 PM nombretomado
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* God damn ''{{Lost}}'' and its goddamn AnyoneCanDie policy. This troper's already in [[HesJustHiding "Sirius Denial"]] over [[spoiler:Rousseau. And then they go and kill Alex too!]]

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* God damn ''{{Lost}}'' ''Series/{{Lost}}'' and its goddamn AnyoneCanDie policy. This troper's already in [[HesJustHiding "Sirius Denial"]] over [[spoiler:Rousseau. And then they go and kill Alex too!]]
29th Jun '15 4:27:24 PM MeridenCrow
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* Actually, any time they break out the music that sounds a lot like the ''Gattaca'' score is fair warning that they're about to bring on the sadness.

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* Actually, any time *Juliet's whole story is really tragic, especially rewatching the series and knowing why she does all the things she does and understanding who she is...and knowing in the end she never gets to go home.
**Especially the flashback where she sees her healthy sister and nephew for the first [[spoiler: and last]] time
**Juliet's relationship with Jack made this troper stop watching the series, because
they break out the music that sounds had this amazing connection--they trusted and understood each other just instinctively without even knowing why, and then after a lot like the ''Gattaca'' score is fair warning that they're about full season build-up of Jacket and Skate, in one episode it's all pretty much meaningless
***This troper agrees, it was really a disservice
to bring on the sadness.stick her and Sawyer in a relationship just for convenience, and similarly put Jack and Kate together and try to pass them off as soulmates when they NEVER managed to have a successful relationship in life


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*[[spoiler: Juliet drinking on the beach after the freighter blows up because she once again dared to hope she could go home and once again had to realize the island would never let her go]]
19th Jan '15 8:41:16 AM SunriseWarrior
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** This troper found it even more of a tearjerker that after all that, [[spoiler: nobody listens to him- they try to get onto the ship anyway.]]

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** This troper found it even more of a tearjerker that after all that, [[spoiler: nobody listens many of them didn't listen to him- they try tried to get onto the ship anyway.]]
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